2016 NIJ R&D Series Forensic Biology & DNA

2016 NIJ R&D Series Forensic Biology & DNA

Morning Session II: Forensic Biology & DNA The NIJ Research and Development (R&D) Program funds both basic or applied R&D projects that will: (1) increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice, or (2) result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application. The intent of this program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science and ongoing forensic science research. This program is directed toward the development of highly discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and rapid methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes.

A Hybrid Machine Learning Approach for DNA Mixture Interpretation – Michael Marciano Award: 2014-DN-BX-K029

Delivery of a Microfluidic Acoustic Sperm Cell Trapping Prototype for Rapid Processing of Sexual Assault Evidence – James Landers Award: 2013-NE-BX-K027

Isolation of Sperm DNA Through Protamine Capture – Patrick Spooner presenting for Michael Gerdes Award: 2014-DN-BX-K017

Robust STR Calling High-throughput Sequencing Technologies – Yaniv Erlich Award: 2014-DN-BX-K089

Measuring Rates of mtDNA Heteroplasmy and Assessing Transmission of Variants – Mitchell Holland Award: 2014-DN-BX-K022

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

A certificate of completion is available for all who register and attend this webinar.

Michael Marciano
James Landers
Patrick Spooner
Yaniv Erlich
Mitchell Holland

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